Gordon Parkes has worked in HR within the private sector for over 35 years and been an HR Director for 25 years.
He is currently HR Director of Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Limited, a member of the Employment and Skills Committee, of both CBI (Confederation of British Industry) (NI) and IoD (Institute of Directors) and a Board Member of a prominent Belfast school.
Gordon has recently completed 6 years as a Board Member of the Labour Relations Agency and was Chair of the Audit Committee. He has also been involved in a number of expert panels established to review the Careers Strategy for NI, reviewing apprenticeships and youth unemployment. He was recently awarded the CIPD NI Chair’s Special Achievement Award for Services to HR. In 2016 NIE Networks won the Best Employee Engagement Strategy at the CIPD NI Awards and in September 2017 won the CIPD UK Award for the Best Employee Engagement Initiative.
He holds an MBA and is a Chartered Fellow CIPD.